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1950s Martial Arts Movies

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Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Action, Adventure
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island(1956)

3.6/5 (with 28 votes)

A humble and simple Takezo abandons his life as a knight errant. He's sought as a teacher and vassal by Shogun, Japan's most powerful clan leader. He's also challenged to fight by the supremely confident and skillful Sasaki Kojiro. Takezo agrees to fight Kojiro in a year's time but rejects Shogun's patronage, choosing instead to live on the edge of a village, raising vegetables. He's followed there by Otsu and later by Akemi, both in love with him. The year ends as Takezo assists the villagers against a band of brigands. He seeks Otsu's forgiveness and accepts her love, then sets off across the water to Ganryu Island for his final contest.

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple(1955)

1h 43min | Drama, Action, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 30 votes)

After years on the road establishing his reputation as Japan's greatest fencer, Takezo returns to Kyoto. Otsu waits for him, yet he has come not for her but to challenge the leader of the region's finest school of fencing. To prove his valor and skill, he walks deliberately into ambushes set up by the school's followers. While Otsu waits, Akemi also seeks him, expressing her desires directly. Meanwhile, Takezo is observed by Sasaki Kojiro, a brilliant young fighter, confident he can dethrone Takezo. After leaving Kyoto in triumph, Takezo declares his love for Otsu, but in a way that dishonors her and shames him. Once again, he leaves alone.

A Sun-Tribe Myth from the Bakumatsu Era(1957)

1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 9 votes)

Saheji, a man-about-town, gets stuck at a high-class brothel when he can’t pay the bill. He makes the best of his situation by performing various tasks amidst the tumult of the end of the shogunate—but always by making sure to get a “commission” for his troubles.

Pendekar Bujang Lapok(1959)

1h 45min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

3 friends want to become warriors. Ramli, Aziz and Sudin wanted to learn Silat from an expert, Pendekar Mustar. Mustar's daughter, Ros the village teacher, initially thought that they were crooks but soon realized that she was wrong and even fell for Ramli. The second instalment of the 'Bujang Lapok' series, this film chronicles the misadventures of the three bachelors as they learn self defence. Along the way, they discover their mutual attraction for their teacher's daughter and their illiteracy.

Directed by P. Ramlee - With Aziz Sattar

The Loyal 47 Ronin(1958)

2h 44min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

Japan, 1701. A group of samurai become rônin after their lord is forced to commit seppuku for assaulting a court official, who will become the target of a merciless revenge.

Akô rôshi - Ten no maki; Chi no maki(1956)

2h 31min | Drama

Chronichles the story of the Forty-seven Ronin.

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